Nick Bunker

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Nick Bunker

Nick Bunker

Nick Bunker is an Economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab who focuses on the U.S. labor market. He was previously a Senior Policy Analyst at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, an economics think tank. Prior to that, Nick was a Research Assistant at the Center for American Progress. He holds a B.S.F.S. in international economics from Georgetown University.


wage growth, high vs. low industries US jobs day august

State of the Labor Market

August 2019 Jobs Report: Take a Breath, but Not a Big One

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The US economy added 130,000 jobs in August, and the unemployment rate was flat at 3.7%.


The improvement in prime-age employment is slowing down

State of the Labor Market

Jobs Day Preview: Payroll Growth Remains Strong, yet Gains for Workers Slowing

The improvement in prime-age employment is slowing down
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A slowdown in employment-rate growth doesn’t necessarily mean the labor market is heading for a downturn, but continued deterioration could be a warning sign.


Job openings growth slowed down

State of the Labor Market

Job Openings and Turnover Report, June 2019: Job Openings Slowing Down

Job openings growth slowed down
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June marks the 16th straight month where job openings outnumbered unemployed workers.


State of the Labor Market

The Industries Having a Hard Time Filling Openings

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In a strong labor market, it’s tough for employers to turn job openings into hires. But raising pay faster can help fill open slots.


Job openings growth has slowed

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